The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) seeks qualified candidates to fill two (2) full-time faculty positions to teach in the Illustration area in its Bachelor of Fine Arts program with a start date of Fall 2022. This position is animation-centered and the other position in illustration is focused on figure and media. The college has been growing rapidly over the past 5 years and is looking for additional faculty to be a part of our growing team of outstanding educators and leaders who are working to create and deliver a curriculum that prepares for a wide range of professional practice within the illustration realm. Additionally, MIAD has implemented an Animation Track to their Illustration program.
Teaching at MIAD is learning-centered and student-focused. It requires a clear commitment to working closely with undergraduate art and design students by integrating studio learning, critical discourse, exhibition of work, and writing. Teaching duties are nine (9) credit hours of studio-based courses per semester as well as academic advising and committee involvement. Teaching is to be conducted in-person unless a course is assigned to be delivered virtually. We are looking for candidates who will foster program excellence, develop curriculum, and advance the interests of the Illustration area. Salary and rank will be determined by candidate’s teaching and professional experience.
MFA in Illustration or related field preferred. Alternatively, candidates with a BFA and at least five (5) years of successfully demonstrated experience as an animator or educator will be considered.
Proficient with 2D, 3D, and/or interactive animation.
Record of professional animation or motion practice.
Experience with Animation Technology, which could include Cinema 4D, After Effects, Maya, ToonBoom, Zbrush, and/or other professional animation tools.
Focus on Commercial Animation in fields such as advertising, publishing, television/movies, gaming, app-development, VR (Virtual Reality), etc.
Experience with course development.
Candidate may be asked to teach core illustration courses as part of their load.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Teach a 9-credit load in the Fall semester and a nine 9-credit load in the Spring semester.
Serve as an academic advisor and committee work as assigned.
Serve as an invested member in the MIAD community, the life of the department, our students, campus, and broader Milwaukee community.
As an accredited, nonprofit college, MIAD provides a transformative Bachelor of Fine Arts education that prepares students of diverse backgrounds for fulfilling and financially rewarding careers. MIAD fosters innovative and entrepreneurial thinking that benefits our students and our corporate and nonprofit partners. MIAD is proud to serve students of all backgrounds and recognizes our opportunity to advance equity and inclusion. Under the direction of our inaugural Director of Equity and Inclusion and with input from community partners, MIAD developed a Three-year Equity and Inclusion Action Plan.
MIAD enrolls 920 students and employs 200+ faculty and staff. The college’s nationally ranked programs include Communication Design and Industrial (product) Design, in addition to Illustration, Interior Architecture and Design, New Studio Practice: Fine Arts and 18 academic minors. MIAD has been named a Top Design School by Graphic Design USA for five consecutive years.
MIAD brings robust career pathways and college-readiness experiences to high school youth and provides cultural experiences and programming to the Greater Milwaukee community. Companies that have hired MIAD interns a...nd graduates include Delta Faucet, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, GE Healthcare, Google, Kohler Company, Kohl’s Corporation, Milwaukee Tool, NASA and Nike.
This 45-year old college is central to the development of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, which was named one of America’s Top 12 ArtPlaces. The Historic Third Ward is Milwaukee’s most desirable downtown neighborhood, with Lake Michigan as our backyard and walkable distances to dozens of restaurants, galleries and boutiques. miad.edu
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